Asia Resources on the World Wide Web|
by Raymond Lum - Winter 1997 (Print
[Journals and Newspapers]
[East Asia -
The Poster Session website; explains what a poster is, why
poster sessions are needed at conferences, how to
construct one (includes an interactive Poster Layout Diagram);
contains a Gallery and FAQ.
Ford Foundation website; news and events; catalog of publications,
films, and videos; information for grant seekers.
The Japan Foundation's website in English and Japanese; contains information
on the Foundation, program guidelines, list of publications,
databases for promoting international cultural exchange, current
report on Japanese-language education around the world, links to groups
involved in cultural exchange.
This Microsoft Expedia Travel site's Fare Tracker Service alerts users
of special or discounted fares for up to three itineraries chosen by users.
Airlines attempt to sell seats that normally go unused by alerting
users by e-mail to bargain flights available each week.
Most departures are Saturdays with return flights Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday.
The Journal of Asian Studies and its predecessor, Far Eastern
Quarter/y, can be searched at this site for the 1941 to
1991 issues (more will be added), along with pre-1970 numbers
of the Bibliography of Asian Studies. Various search strategies allow for full-text
Part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library, this Register of Asian&
Pacific Studies Electronic Journals keeps track of leading online serials
of value to researchers in Asian and Pacific Studies. Links to Asian
Online Newspapers Register; Register of Social Sciences EJournals;
International Education Electronic Journal.
List of newspapers and holdings at the Center for Research Libraries.
The newspapers can be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan by CRL member institutions.
"An organized listing of [U.S.] newspapers providing free
access to archives online." Organized by geographic area.
For some, full texts are provided; others give only summaries. Links to Newspapers Online
[Notice, 18 December 1997, "Yahoo - Document Expired"] -
On the haze now hanging over Southeast Asia; links to news reports
from Reuters and Southeast Asian newspapers, and to various
websites: Index of Southeast Asian Haze-Related Sites; Haze Online
Report (includes satellite images); Maps of Southeast Asian Forest
Fires; Indonesian Environmental Management Agency; El Nino.
Site for the Southeast Asia Collection, Yale University, with links to
the Cambodia Genocide Program and other Yale sites, and to sites of
other Southeast Asia Collections at U.S. universities. Its Thailand
Homepage leads to latest news from Thailand, the traditional Thai
calendar, Thai cuisine, etc.
Site of the Mekong Institute, Thailand, devoted to fostering "regional
cooperation and development through training in transition economics
and public sector reform for key public and private sector managers
for the Greater Mekong Sub-Region." Has basic information on
each country of the Mekong Sub-Region, news. Last character in the
URL is the digit for "one."
Southeast Asian Images and Texts Project at University
of Wisconsin, Madison. Currently has only photos of the Philippines.
Site devoted to the teaching of Visayan or Cebuano, "the
most popular mother tongue in the Philippines." Will
include recordings by native speakers.
The Philippines first online Chinese-language newspaper.
Part of a multi-media project that will include photographs, music,
commentary on the Vietnam War and after. Currently contains over
80 photographs taken in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970 in categories such
as children, protest, military, shrines.
This site is divided into searchable databases highlighting business,
news, travel, cultural attractions, classified advertisements.
"Overall pictures and images of Vietnamese religions and
particularly Vietnamese Catholic traditions." In Vietnamese,
with bilingual annotations of hypertext links.
http://sbh.lib.edu.my/ [Site not available on 18 December 1997]
Website of the Sabah State Library, Malaysia; links to
Sabah government homepage, Malaysia homepage,
National Library of Malaysia. In English and Bahasa.
University of Malaya website.
"SAIR is the Yahoo! of South Asian resources."
Links to other sites with information, particularly
A report, in eight chapters, on the state of education in
Tibet. Includes notes and bibliography.
Lists of S. Asian and S. Asia-related electronic newspapers/magazines.
East Asia -
Site of the Sinica Collection, Austrian National Library, Vienna.
On the Nanking Massacre, with information on events at
Princeton marking the 60th anniversary of the incident.
Website of the organization Human Rights in China. In Chinese
and English. Includes contents of the quarterly publication China
Fights Forum, and the organization's press releases from
the past two years. Links to information on the current human rights
situation in China, Human Rights Education site, and materials on Wei Jingsheng.
A page of links to East Asian departments in U.S. and Canadian
universities. Also links to American and Canadian universities on
the web; international colleges and universities on the web; four-year
colleges offering degrees in East Asian studies; graduate
programs in Asian philosophy and religion; separate guides to
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies programs.
Site of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. Corporate
information, press releases, Three Gorges Project, human rights
issues, economy and commerce, political system, culture, population, etc.
On the history of Chinese medicine. Links to institutions, libraries,
online resources, bibliographies. Under construction.
China and the World (Zhongguo yu Shijie) electronic
magazine "and an infobase center for social, political,
and historical information on contemporary China."
Some sections available in English.
A "Databank for China Studies, which aims to promote qualitative
studies on China and data sharing in the academic community."
Based on the collections of the Universities Service Centre, Hong Kong, est. 1963.
English-language resources for the study of texts in translation,
secondary literature, and philosophical perspectives on Taoism.
Some thirty reports on the environment, science and technology,
energy, PRC science policy, "Return of the Chinese Students
Abroad," telecommunications, etc., from the U.S. Embassy in
Beijing; includes a section on Chinese-language internet in China.
A daily news magazine on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao,
based on reports from the Communist Party of China, Hong Kong,
and Western radio reports. "A treasure trove of original, timely and
professionally delivered information."_T. M. Ciolek. In September,
featured an exclusive Net-only interview with the Dalai Lama.
Sites on S. Korea and N. Korea, with selected, annotated
guides to online resources on art and culture; education;
environment; history; information networking, religion; science
and technology; politics; media, etc. Both are part of the Asian
Studies WWW Virtual Library.
Homepage of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Provides
comprehensive information, including city overview, administration,
travel, business, arts and culture, education, news, links.
An online document: "Ending the Korean Armistice Agreement: The
Legal Issues," by Patrick M. Norton. This is intended to be a contribution
"to the public understanding of the issues underlying
the U.S. North Korea - South Korea joint briefings on the proposed
4-power talks to end the Korean conflict," scheduled for 1997. A
publication of the
Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network.
An extensive kanji information site. Includes numerous fonts, code
information, and links to kanji-related sites at universities in Japan.
The independent Japan Policy Research Institute promotes public
education about Japan, its growing significance in world affairs,
and trans-Pacific international relations. Publishes a monthly
series of working papers, occasional papers, and JPRI Critique,
which is devoted to reprints of important articles and essays.
"The JIAP [Japan Information Access Project] is a Washington,
D.C. based, independent, nonprofit research center to strengthen
understanding of Japanese science, technology, industry, security,
and policy." Includes publications list, membership information, etc.
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*See the print copy of this list in the Asian Studies
Winter Issue 1997, p. 27-28, published by the
Association for Asian Studies,
Inc. [Some sites updated by
Philip McEldowney Dec. 1997]